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Habit makes copper most upset (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

custom

Here is my best explanation:

'habit' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'copper most upset' is the subsidiary indication.

'copper' becomes 'cu' ('Cu' can be a synonym of 'copper').

'upset' is an anagram indicator.

'most' with letters rearranged gives 'stom'.

'cu'+'stom'='custom'

'makes' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for custom that I've seen before include "Habit, usage", "Usual practice", "Habitual patronage", "Accepted or habitual practice", "Established usage", "Traditional usage", "Traditional activity or practice", "Local habit", "Traditional habit" and "Usual way of doing something".)

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